Design and configure SQL Server instances and databases in support of high-throughput applications that are mission-critical and provide consistent response times in the face of variations in user numbers and query volumes. Learn to configure SQL Server and design your databases to support a given instance and workload. Youll learn advanced configuration options, in-memory technologies, storage and disk configuration, and more, all toward enabling your desired application performance and throughput. Configuration doesnt stop with implementation. Workloads change over time, and other impediments can arise to thwart desired performance. High Performance SQL Server covers monitoring and troubleshooting to aid in detecting and fixing production performance problems and minimizing application outages. Youll learn a variety of tools, ranging from the traditional wait analysis methodology to the new query store, and youll learn how improving performance is really an iterative process. High Performance SQL Server is based on SQL Server 2016, although most of its content can be applied to prior versions of the product. This book is an excellent complement to performance tuning books focusing on SQL queries, and provides the other half of what you need to know by focusing on configuring the instances on which mission-critical queries are executed. Covers SQL Server instance-configuration for optimal performance Helps in implementing SQL Server in-memory technologies Provides guidance toward monitoring and ongoing diagnostics What You Will Learn Understand SQL Servers database engine and how it processes queries Configure instances in support of high-throughput applications Provide consistent response times to varying user numbers and query volumes Design databases for high-throughput applications with focus on performance Record performance baselines and monitor SQL Server instances against them Troubleshot and fix performance problems Who This Book Is For High Performance SQL Server is aimed at SQL Server database administrators, developers, and data architects. The book is also of use to system administrators who are managing and are responsible for the physical servers on which SQL Server instances are run. Benjamin Nevarez is an independent consultant based in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. Nevarez is author and coauthor of several books, including SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization, Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer, and SQL Server 2012 Internals. He has been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections, and SQLBits.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2018, held in Parma, Italy, in April 2018, co-located with the Evo 2018 events EuroGP, EvoMUSART and EvoApplications. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 37 submissions. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from the foundations of evolutionary computation algorithms and other search heuristics, to their accurate design and application to both single- and multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems. Fundamental and methodological aspects deal with runtime analysis, the structural properties of fitness landscapes, the study of metaheuristics core components, the clever design of their search principles, and their careful selection and configuration by means of automatic algorithm configuration and hyper-heuristics. Applications cover conventional academic domains such as NK landscapes, binary quadratic programming, traveling salesman, vehicle routing, or scheduling problems, and also include real-world domains in clustering, commercial districting and winner determination.
Use the many types of tools required to navigate and maintain a microservice ecosystem. This book examines what is normally a complex system of interconnected services and clarifies them one at a time, first examining theoretical requirements then looking at concrete tools, configuration, and workflows. Building out these systems includes many concerns such as containerization, container orchestration, build pipelines and continuous integration solutions, automated testing, service discovery, logging and analytics. You will examine each of these tools and understand how they can be combined within an organization. You will design an automated build pipeline from Pull Request to container deployment, understand how to achieve High Availability and monitor application health with Service Discovery, and learn how to collaborate with other teams, write documentation, and describe bugs. Covering use of Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), and StatsD and Grafana for analytics, you will build on your existing knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture and gain an advanced, practical understanding of everything from infrastructure development to team collaboration. What You´ll Learn Design an API to be convenient for developers to consume. Deploy dynamic instances of Microservices and allow then to discover each other. Track the health of a Microservice and be notified in case of degraded performance. Write effective documentation and communicate efficiently with other teams. Who This Book Is For Those who would like a better understanding of System Oriented Architecture. Those who would like to break a monolith into smaller Microservices. Those who are familiar with Microservices and would like a better understanding of peripheral technologies.
Use the many types of tools required to navigate and maintain a microservice ecosystem. This book examines what is normally a complex system of interconnected services and clarifies them one at a time, first examining theoretical requirements then looking at concrete tools, configuration, and workflows. Building out these systems includes many concerns such as containerization, container orchestration, build pipelines and continuous integration solutions, automated testing, service discovery, logging and analytics. You will examine each of these tools and understand how they can be combined within an organization. You will design an automated build pipeline from Pull Request to container deployment, understand how to achieve High Availability and monitor application health with Service Discovery, and learn how to collaborate with other teams, write documentation, and describe bugs. Covering use of Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana), and StatsD and Grafana for analytics, you will build on your existing knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture and gain an advanced, practical understanding of everything from infrastructure development to team collaboration. What Youll Learn Design an API to be convenient for developers to consume. Deploy dynamic instances of Microservices and allow then to discover each other. Track the health of a Microservice and be notified in case of degraded performance. Write effective documentation and communicate efficiently with other teams. Who This Book Is For Those who would like a better understanding of System Oriented Architecture. Those who would like to break a monolith into smaller Microservices. Those who are familiar with Microservices and would like a better understanding of peripheral technologies. Thomas Hunter II previously worked as a Developer Advocate and API Architect for Barracuda Networks Copy.com, a large file-sharing and storage service, where his main concern was getting a well-documented API into the hands of third-party developers. Part of his duties involved building an OAuth 1.0a provider from scratch using PHP, a fate he wouldnt wish on his worst of enemies. Currently Thomas spends his days at OpenTable where he maintains microservices, builds new ones as needed, and generates cURL requests for other teams to debug their services. His nights are occasionally spent giving talks at meetups and conferences.
Master the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. Youll learn extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in implementing XML APIs and services as part of your C#-based Windows 10 applications. Beginning XML with C# updates Bipin Joshis one-of-a-kind title to the new C# 7 programming language and .NET 4.7 Framework releases. In this update, youll discover the tight integration of XML with ADO.NET and LINQ as well as additional .NET support for todays RESTful web services and microservices. Written by a Microsoft Certified trainer and developer, this book demystifies everything to do with XML and C# 7. What Youll Learn Discover how XML works with the .NET Framework Read, write, access, validate, and manipulate XML documents Transform XML with XSLT Use XML serialization and web services Combine XML in ADO.NET and SQL Server Create services using Windows Communication Foundation Work with LINQ Use XML with C# in Azure and more Who This Book Is For Those with experience in C# and .NET new to the nuances of using XML. Some XML experience is helpful. Bipin Joshi is an independent blogger and author who writes about apparently unrelated topics, technology and yoga. A former software consultant and trainer by profession, Bipin has been programming since 1995 and has worked with the .NET framework since its inception. He is a published author who has authored or co-authored more than a half dozen books and numerous articles on .NET technologies. Bipin was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) during his tenure as a software consultant and trainer.
Mit Spring Boot lassen sich auf einfache Weise und nach dem Prinzip Convention over Configuration produktive Spring-Anwendungen erstellen. Dieser shortcut bietet eine verständliche Einführung in Spring Boot und erläutert, wie ein eigener Spring Boot Starter bei Java Batch für einen reibungsloseren Ablauf und Arbeitsersparnis sorgt. Nach Betrachtung der Java-Batch-Architektur mit Unterstützung von Spring Boot erklärt Tobias Flohre, wie man einen solchen Spring Boot Starter erstellt. In Kapitel 4 geht es um Microservices und die mit ihnen verbundenen Herausforderungen. Zur Komplexitätsreduktion dient das auf Spring Boot basierende Projekt Spring Cloud. In den folgenden zwei Kapiteln nimmt Eberhard Wolff die einzelnen Bestandteile von Spring Cloud unter die Lupe. Er beschäftigt sich mit Lastverteilung, Ausfallvermeidung bei REST-Kommunikation und der Konfiguration verteilter Services. Im sechsten Kapitel dreht sich alles um das Thema Netzwerkausfall. Um diesem entgegenzuwirken, setzt Spring Cloud die Technologien Hystrix und Turbine ein. Eberhard Wolff arbeitet als freiberuflicher Architekt und Berater. Außerdem ist er ist Java Champion. Sein technologischer Schwerpunkt liegt auf Spring, NoSQL und Cloud. Web: http://ewolff.com; Twitter: @ewolff Tobias Flohre arbeitet als Senior-Softwareentwickler bei der codecentric AG. Seine Schwerpunkte sind Java-Enterprise-Anwendungen und Architekturen mit JEE/Spring, häufig mit Fokus auf Spring Batch. Er spricht regelmäßig auf Konferenzen und bloggt auf blog.codecentric.de. Mail: email@example.com
This book is your hands-on guide to infrastructure provisioning and configuration management in the cloud using Chefs open source, cross-platform toolset. With over 10,000 customers joining the Microsoft Azure cloud platform each week and steadily increasing usage, the need for automation approaches has never been greater. This book provides both practical examples and a much needed strategic overview of how these two technologies can be combined. Using Chef with Microsoft Azure takes you through the process of writing recipes in Chef to describe your infrastructure as code, and simplify your configuration management processes. Youll also meet the Chef tools that can be used to provision complete environments within Microsoft Azure. There are now a wide variety of tools and approaches that can be taken to provision resources such as virtual machines within Microsoft Azure. This book demonstrates them, discusses the benefits and weaknesses of each approach, and shows how a continuous provisioning pipeline can be established as part of a reliable, repeatable, and robust provisioning process. Each chapter has practical exercises that highlight the capabilities of both Chef and Microsoft Azure from an automation perspective and can be executed on Windows, Mac, or Linux platforms. In this book, youll learn: The purpose and principles behind automated provisioning Microsoft Azure concepts and management options How to deploy Chef Azure Virtual Machine Extensions using PowerShell, Azure command-line tools, and Chef Provisioning Chef Provisioning techniques, including provisioning PaaS resources such as KeyVault How to integrate quality tooling into the Chef development lifecycle, including Test Kitchen and InSpec with Azure compute resources How to set up a pipeline for continuous provisioning with Chef and Azure Who This Book Is For This book is for infrastructure platform and operations engineers and DevOps specialists/practitioners working with infrastructure and platform provisioning on Microsofts public cloud, Azure. An understanding of programming in any language would be beneficial, but not necessary as the examples are designed to be easily readable by anyone with general IT experience. While it is expected most users picking up this book will be on the Windows platform, a good proportion of compute workload on the Azure platform is Linux based. As a result the book includes examples that are relevant to both Windows and Linux platforms. Stuart Preston is the Technical Director and co-founder of Pendrica, a technology consultancy based in the United Kingdom focusing on cloud automation with the Microsoft Azure platform. Stuart started his career as a trainee at University College London (UCL) in 1997 and quickly moved into consultancy. Over the last two decades he has specialized in delivering Infrastructure, Platform Architecture and Application Lifecycle Management consultancy on Microsoft.NET and Java-based retail and commerce platforms, motivated by big technical challenges and detailed problem solving that spans the business and technical domains.Prior to starting Pendrica, Stuart was the Chief Technical Officer at RippleRock and EMC Consulting. He resides in London, United Kingdom.
During the last decade the word virtual became one of the most exposed words in the English language. Today we have virtual universities, virtual offices, virtual pets, virtual actors, virtual museums, virtual doctors - and all because of virtual reality. So what is virtual reality? Essentially, virtual reality is about the navigation and manipulation of 3D computer-generated environments. A VR user is able to navigate by walking, running or even flying through a virtual environment and explore viewpoints that would be impossible in the real world. But the real benefit of VR is the ability to touch, animate, pickup and reposition virtual objects and create totally new configurations. Key topics: The origins of VR How VR works How VR is being used The field of Virtual Reality is moving very quickly and increasing numbers of people need to know more about this exciting subject. Introduction to Virtual Reality explains what VR is about, without going into the underlying mathematical techniques, but at the same time providing a solid understanding and foundation of the techniques and applications involved.
Learn how to protect, back up, recover, and monitor your data and infrastructure in the cloud with Microsofts Operations Management Suite (OMS), Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery. Implementing Operations Management Suite starts with an overview of the Operations Management Suite, followed by an introduction to Azure virtual machines and virtual networks. Chapters cover Azure Backup and how to configure it, followed by deep dives into aspects of Azure Site Recovery (ASR): how it works, how to configure it, how to streamline your disaster recovery failover from on-premises to Azure, and so on. Learn about protection groups, how to perform planned and unplanned failover, and more. Windows IT pro consultant, trainer and MVP Peter De Tender takes you through the necessary theory and background on each topic along with hands-on step-by-step lab guides to help you implement and configure each feature for yourself. Youll also find out how to estimate your platform costs when using Azure infrastructure components, making this book your one-stop guide to the latest disaster recovery services in Microsoft Azure. What Youll Learn Understand current concepts and challenges in IT disaster recovery Get introduced to Microsoft Azure, Azure virtual networks and Azure virtual machines How to protect your data in the cloud with Azure Backup, and the configuration options available Understand how to protect, recover, and monitor your environment with Azure Site Recovery Manager, and the configuration options available How to extend Azure Site Recovery Manager to non-Hyper-V workloads Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals and IT decision makers who are interested in learning about Azure backup and Azure Site Recovery Manager in order to build and/or optimize their IT disaster recovery scenarios. Peter De Tender is a freelance Microsoft Infrastructure Expert, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MVP on Windows IT Pro, STEP member, and international speaker. Starting his IT career in 1996 on Windows NT4 and Exchange Server 5.5 platforms, Peter has never looked back from Microsoft server technologies. At present, hes an expert on Windows Server Hyper-V, Azure infrastructure services, and Mobile Device Management using Microsofts Enterprise Mobility Suite. Peter is a technical writer for Petri, as well as having authored several books for Packt Publishing. Peters enthusiasm as MCT led him to found the IAMCT Belgian chapter in 2010, as well as taking the position of European Chairman since Jan 2013. His dedication to the IT pro community and TechEd conferences led to him founding the TechEdYellowPantsTeam, assisting IT pros in all things Microsoft and certification.
Master Oracle GoldenGate technology on multiple database platforms using this step-by-step implementation guide. Learn about advanced features to use in building a robust, high-availability replication system. Provided are detailed illustration of Oracle GoldenGate concepts, GoldenGate tools and add-ons, as well as illustrative examples. The book covers Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle database, and also discusses setup and configuration for other common databases such as IBM DB2, SYBASE ASE, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. The technology landscape is fast-changing, and Mastering Oracle GoldenGate stays current by covering the new features included in Oracle GoldenGate 12c. The book covers both classic capture and integrated capture, as well as delivery. Also covered are Oracle GoldenGate security and performance tuning, to keep your system secure and performing at its best. You will learn to monitor your GoldenGate system using tools that come with Oracle GoldenGate management pack, as well as using shell scripts. Troubleshooting is well-illustrated with examples: Covering Oracle GoldenGate technology across common database brands Discussing high-performing and secure replication environments Speaking to replication in Big Data and cloud computing environments What You Will Learn Implement Oracle GoldenGate for real time replication Secure and tune your replication environment for high performance Administer your Oracle GoldenGate environment Learn troubleshooting approaches with help of examples Learn and make use of GoldenGate Management Pack and its API Feed live data into Big Data and cloud-based systems Who This Book Is For Mastering Oracle GoldenGate is for database professionals who have chosen to ride the Oracle GoldenGate roller coaster for real-time replication solutions. The book is for beginners as well as professionals who are willing to master the leading replication technology in the industry. It is an excellent choice for professionals who are implementing or maintaining Oracle GoldenGate replication environments on any of the major database management system platforms. Ravinder Gupta is a DBA by profession, and an Oracle Certified GoldenGate Specialist. He has worked in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chicago for reputed IT firms. He works as a Technology Lead Consultant for a major telecom and Fortune 50 Company. He developed his passion for Oracle GoldenGate in 2010, and has since then worked on setting up GoldenGate systems on various platforms.